“The happiness promised us in Christ does not consist in outward advantages, such as leading a joyous and peaceful life, having rich possessions, being safe from all harm, and abounding with delights such as the flesh commonly longs after. No, our happiness belongs to the heavenly life!” By John Calvin
“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” By Jeremiah Burroughs, www.eternallifeministries.org.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat [Continue Reading…]
“God’s decree is the very pillar and basis on which the saint’s perseverance depends. That decree ties the knot of adoption so fast, that neither sin, death, nor Hell, can break it asunder.” By Thomas Watson, www.gracegems.org
“POWER is God’s hand or arm, OMNISCIENCE is God’s eye, MERCY is God’s delight, ETERNITY is God’s duration, and HOLINESS is God’s beauty!” By Stephen Charnock, www.gracegems.org.
“A trial is an instrument by which our Father in Heaven makes Christians more holy. Trials are intended to make us think, to wean us from the world, to send us to the Bible, to drive us to our knees.” By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” (James 4:8) So then, if you would draw near to Christ, “. . . cleave to Christ more closely, love Him more heartily, live to Him more thoroughly, copy Him more exactly, confess Him more boldly, and follow Him more fully!” By J. C. Ryle, www.gracegems.org.
“Your life is short, your duties are many, your assistance is great, and your reward is sure. Therefore faint not! Hold on in ways of holiness and Heaven shall make amends for all!” By Thomas Brooks, www.gracegems.org
“Satan promises the best, but pays with the worst! He promises honor and pays with disgrace. He promises pleasure and pays with pain. He promises profit and pays with loss. He promises life and pays with death. But God pays as He promises and all His payments are made in pure gold!” By Thomas Brooks, www.gracegems.org.
“God has in Himself all power to defend you, all wisdom to direct you, all mercy to pardon you, all grace to enrich you, all righteousness to clothe you, all goodness to supply you, and all happiness to crown you!” By Thomas Brooks, www.gracegems.org.